1 in 8 children in South Jersey struggles with hunger.
Hunger impacts a child’s ability to learn, to sleep well, and to grow and develop properly.
The Food Bank of South Jersey has many programs designed specifically to combat the child hunger problem.
An after school-hours snack program that offers healthy snacks to help meet the nutritional needs of children who may have little to no food to eat between their school lunch and school breakfast the next morning.
A supplemental meals program that provides pre-packed meals to children to take home every weekend, when they do not have access to free and reduced meals at school.
A pantry program through which nutritious food is delivered monthly to selected schools to support children and their families.
A program that bridges the summer ‘meal gap’ by providing food to children throughout the summer months when school has ended, and the free and/or reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches are no longer available.